be gagging for (something)

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be gagging for (something)

To have a strong desire for something, especially a beverage of some kind. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Good lord, I am gagging for a cup of tea.
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be gagging for something

BRITISH, INFORMAL
COMMON If someone is gagging for something, they want it very much. I arrived there late, hungry and gagging for a drink.
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Drugs, on the other hand, have limited effect on mild cases and seem to stimulate gagging for severe cases.8 Topical anesthetic may actually increase nausea and vomiting.9 This is due to the sense of numbness produced in the sensitive palate and pharyngeal areas that may be subject to the vomiting reflex.
The perforations may allow excess material to extrude from the tray and cause discomfort or gagging for the patient.